NSW - Glebe, Sydney, Newcastle 

Victoria  - Ballarat, Melbourne East, Bairnsdale East Gippsland, Geelong,  

Queensland  - West End Brisbane

South Australia - Adelaide

If you would like to start a group in your area please contact me:


Sydney Meniere's Support Group, Glebe, NSW

Cicada Social Group, Gladesville, NSW

Ballarat Support Group

Meniere's Melbourne East Support Group, Vic

Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria

Hamlyn Heights, Geelong, Victoria

Newcastle NSW Information Meeting

West End, Brisbane

Adelaide, South Australia



Sydney Support Meetings for 2019

* Saturday 8 February 2020 - 10.30 to 12.30

Guest Speaker:   Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee  (ENT)

Dr Payal Mukherjee is an Adult and Paediatric ENT Surgeon with special skills in advanced ear surgery. 

Following her ENT training in Sydney, she attained further subspecialty post fellowship training in Otology, Cochlear Implantation and Lateral Skull Base Surgery in Oxford and London. 

She is a Senior Lecturer of Surgery at The University of Sydney and the academic lead for ENT research at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.  She is an executive member of the NSW regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She is a committee member of a research group called the Meniere's research fund, a fund of the Sydney Medical School.

As well as treating general ENT diseases such as glue ears, tonsillitis, snoring and rhinosinusitis, her special expertise include hearing and balance disorders such as Meniere's disease, Otosclerosis, Vestibular Schwannoma, Cochlear Implantation and Chronic Ear diseases.  She is also trained in middle ear endoscopy.

Benledi House

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 

Venue: Benledi House, 186 Glebe Point Road

Entry fee:  $6-$10

Sufferers, family, friends and supporters are welcome

RSVP essential 

Contact: dizzyanne.wfps@gmail.com

* Saturday 28 March 2020 

Guest Speaker:   Dr Celene McNeil (Audiologist) 

Dr Celene McNeil is the Director of Healthy Hearing & Balance Care, Bondi Junction.  This clinic has developed a reputation of being able to solve the hearing and balance needs of those who could not be helped elsewhere.  Dr Celene McNeill with Prof Bill Gibson and Ms Kathee DeLapp have a special interest in Meniere’s disease, tinnitus and other chronic auditory and vestibular disorders.

Benledi House

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 

Venue: Benledi House, 186 Glebe Point Road

Entry fee:  $6-$10

Sufferers, family, friends and supporters are welcome

RSVP essential 

Contact: dizzyanne.wfps@gmail.com

* Saturday 13 June 2020 - Guest Speaker:  tba

* Saturday 8 August  2020 - Guest Speaker:  tba



184 -6 Glebe Point Road 

 Glebe NSW 



It is the same building as Glebe Library

The community garden is on the left of Belindi House and the library is at the back of the building.  

Enter through the front door and not the library 

Street Parking is available 

Buses:  431, 433 (from Central) and 370 

Cicada Social Meetups

Sunday BBQ and Thursday Morning Tea 

CICADA Australia Inc is a registered charity and volunteer organisation helping the hearing impaired.  This is a cochlear implant support group  for recipients of cochlear implants.  It's an opportunity for them to meet them to meet face to face.  
Family and friends of recipients are always welcome.


SCIC, Building 39 Old Gladesville Hospital Entry is from Punt Rd, Gladesville, NSW

THURSDAY MORNING TEA:  First Thursday of every month from February to October 

Time:   10.30 am to 12pm 

6th February

5th March

2nd April

7th May 

4th June 

2nd July

6th August

3rd September

1st October

SUNDAY BBQ’s  - With guest speakers

Time:  11am to 3pm

23rd February - International CI Day

16th August

17th May 

15th November

Contact CICADA for more information

Website www.cicada.org.au

For more information:  suewalters@cicada.org.au

Ballarat Support Group

The Ballarat chronic balance disorders support group

When:   first Wednesday of the month 

Time:     1.30pm 

Where:  Ballarat South Senior Citizens Centre 

600 Latrobe Street, Redan. 

Bring a plate afternoon tea . 

Gold coin donation. 

Enquiries: Richard 0428454597 or rbrundle@gmail.com

The Meniere's Melbourne East Support Group

Date:   Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 


Time:  10am -12noon 

Where:  Room 2,  Camberwell Library,  340 Camberwell Rd Camberwell

Parking available around the library, tram 75 stops at library on Camberwell Rd and Camberwell Station is not far away. 

Cost $5 - All welcome. 

Come for a chat and cuppa

For more information please contact: 

Andrea 0422 602 429


Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Linda Wilkinson is located in Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria. 

Linda runs sessions a few times a year, 


For more information email Linda on 


Hamlyn Heights, Geelong, Victoria

Elletheria Natoli is starting a new group in 2020 

Date:   14th February

Time:   10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue:   Vines Road Community Centre

                37-61 Vines Road, 

               Hamlyn Heights, Geelong, Vic 


email:   elletherianat@gmail.com

mobile:   0409 939 361


Information Event for Meniere's Disease 

Guest Speaker:   Professor William Gibson 

The guest speaker is the renowned Emeritus Prof Bill Gibson.  During the Professor’s distinguished career as an ear, nose and throat surgeon, he gained a reputation as a world-expert in Menière’s disease and cochlear implant surgery. Over the years, Professor has performed more than 2000 cochlear implant operations, which has made him one of the most prolific surgeons in his field.

He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, and recently this was upgraded to an Officer of the Order of Australia.  


  • What is Meniere's Disease?
  • What are the symptoms of Meniere's Disease?
  • The Stages of Meniere's Disease?
  • What methods of treatment of Meniere's Disease are available? 

Date:       29 February, 2020

Time:      10.00am to 12 noon 

Venue:    Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre , 44 Mordue Parade, Jesmond

RSVP:     dizzyanne.wfps@gmail.com

Sufferers, family, supporters and friends are welcome  

West End, Brisbane

Picnic in the Park

The first meeting  will be held in a cafe!  If enough interest the group will continue to run

Details are as follows: 

When:  Sunday, 19th January 2pm-4pm

Where:   State Library Cafe,  22 Stanley Pl, South Brisbane 

Contact:   Kaylee 

Facebook:  Kaylee World-wanderer

Email:  wandering_the_world@hotmail.com 

Adelaide Support Group

First Meeting - Cafe

Venue:  Komdo Cafe, 118 Prospect Road, Prospect

Date: Saturday 25 January 

Time: 2pm 

Contact:  Maria Fortunaso 

Email:  mariafortunaso@yahoo.com.au

Phone: 042295878